Publications and Presentations

Publications and Presentations

Victoria, British Columbia, Pioneer Rifle Corps, 1861-1865. This militia included many free African Americans then living in Victoria.

This research is ongoing, but you can read some dispatches here:

Experience Rather than Imagination: Researching the Return Migration of African North Americans during the American Civil War and Reconstruction,” Roundtable in Memory of Nora Faires Journal of American Ethnic History 32.2 (Winter 2013), 73-77.

African North Americans and the War,New York Times Disunion blog, April 6, 2013.

After the Underground Railroad: Finding the African North Americans who Returned from Canada,” Blackpast.org, January 12, 2011.

The Union’s Fake Canadians,” New York Times Disunion blog, September 16, 2014.

Presentations

“Crossing the Border after the Underground Railroad: Initial Findings about the Emancipation Generation of African North Americans,” US/Canadian History & Genealogy Conference, Buxton Homecoming, Buxton, Ontario, September 4, 2015.

“After the Underground Railroad: African North Americans and Transnational Reconstruction, 1860-1930,″ Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples, York University, Toronto, February 2014.

“After the Underground Railroad: African Americans Returning from Canada and the Forgotten History of Transnational Reconstruction,” Center for International Studies, USC, Los Angeles, February 2013.

“After the Underground Railroad: African Americans Returning from Canada and the Forgotten History of Transnational Reconstruction,” Gilder Lehrman Center, Yale University, April 9, 2012.

After the Underground Railroad: African Americans Returning from Canada and Transnational Reconstruction,” at the “Border Lines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. International Boundary” symposium sponsored by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, the Embassy of Canada, and the Quebec Government Center, June 2010.

“Back from Canada: African Americans Return to the South,” roundtable presentation, Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, San Diego, November 2009.

“After the Underground Railroad: African Americans Returning from Canada and Transnational Reconstruction,” UTEP History Seminar Series, October 2009.

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